The Tutu Center Presents Father Michael Lapsley on April 27


The Tutu Center presents an hour with Father Michael Lapsley, a South African activist who has turned his personal tragedy into redemptive ministry.

In 1990, three months after the release of Nelson Mandela, Father Lapsley received a parcel containing two religious magazines. Inside one of them was a highly sophisticated bomb.

When Lapsley opened the magazine, the explosion blew off both of his hands, destroyed one eye and burned him severely. Father Lapsley went on to work at the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture in Cape Town, South Africa, which assisted the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Father Lapsley now directs the Institute for Healing of Memories. 

His new book is called Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer.  

Father Lapsley joins us to discuss his journey and his thoughts about our Tutu Center at GTS. 

Wednesday 27 April at 9:50am (Close and 21st Room in Seabury)

Please note that there will be no Advisee Meetings on Wednesday, 27 April.